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Split Second Poster

UK Quad poster for the Film-Noir "Split Second" (1953). A dramatic poster design for this taught film. The poster design is loosely based on the American poster campaign (see image below courtesy of emovieposter). Paul Kelly plays an escaped convict in the film. Thirty years previously Kelly had resided in San Quentin prison serving a two-year sentence for manslaughter.

 

Interesting to note the "picture" terminology at the header. In Britain in the 1930s-50's, "the pictures" was an expression commonly used to describe "films", "cinema", "movies" etc.

 

Although the poster has some pin-holes to corners/rim etc, it remains in excellent condition, the colours being particularly bold & vibrant. There are a couple of very tiny conservation tape repairs to crossfolds to reverse. This is a rare Quad title.



Price: £165.00

Film Category: Film Noir
Director: Dick Powell
Actor / Actresses: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Unknown
Condition: Excellent
Year: 1953
Reference: 59888



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